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Arctic Islands: Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland

Oslo to Reykjavik - Example 15 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse
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Board the luxurious Scenic Eclipse on this 15-day voyage exploring highlights of the Arctic. Starting in Longyearbyen, make your way to Greenland’s East Coast to explore the world’s largest national park and fjord system. Sail past pristine glaciers and thundering waterfalls. Walk on the arctic tundra amongst exquisite arctic flora, hike to breathtaking mountain vistas, and mingle with indigenous communities. All before you even reach Svalbard, an archipelago of carved glaciers, towering cliffs and pack ice. Here spend the days marveling at the unique scenery and searching for wildlife such as the walrus, reindeer and the elusive polar bear, the king of the Arctic.
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Highlights
  • Explore Greenland’s magnificent East Coast Fjords
  • Visit Greenland's vast National Park
  • Experience vast stretches of tranquil waters and stunning scenery
  • Discover the Svalbard Archipelago’s rugged glaciers and frozen tundras
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Full Itinerary

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Day 1: Oslo, Norway

Fly from UK to the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Arrive at your hotel for your one-night stay. Regional airports are available on request.

Day 2: Longyearbyen | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen, where the crew of Scenic Eclipse will warmly greet you as you step on board. Longyearbyen is the capital of the Norwegian Svalbard Archipelago, located on Svalbard’s main island, and is the northernmost territorial capital on the planet. The glaciers, the mountains stretching as far as the eye can see and the untouched nature, make you feel like you’re in completely unexplored territory.

Day 3-6: Svalbard Archipelago

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
The remote wilderness of Svalbard is known as a polar desert, surrounded by rugged glaciers, frozen tundra and craggy mountain peaks.  Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day, making the most of the long daylight hours, weather and ice conditions to give you the best experience possible in this extraordinary part of the world. Your Scenic Eclipse voyage cruises at prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be ample opportunities to spot the dominant predators of the region including the polar bear. Marine species in the area include the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. Once  nearly hunted to extinction in a region now transformed into a dedicated conservation area, your encounters with these giants of the sea will be a memory to treasure. In addition, the surprisingly mild climate makes it the perfect Arctic location for a large variety of wildlife, including seabirds, seals, the Arctic fox, and reindeer. Make sure you  always keep your binoculars with you. Some of the possible landing sights that you may visit include Ny Ålesund, home to the northernmost post office in the world rich with history, the North East Svalbard Nature Reserve with the highest population of polar bears and walrus, and the North West Spitsbergen National Park, where you will explore magnificent fjords and the enormous Monaco Glacier.    

Cruise Svalbard Archipelago. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day. Keep your eyes out for the incredible wildlife such as the Svalbard reindeer, the Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the top predator; the polar bear.

Day 7: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, relax on board. With the many choices available to you on board, you will be surprised at how quickly time passes. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or unwind in the Senses Spa as you sail towards Greenland.

Day 8-12: East Coast Fjords of Greenland

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Cruise and explore Greenland’s magnificent East Coast fjords, the world’s largest fjord system. Cruise among icebergs and active volcanoes and feel the spray of thundering waterfalls. Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, a remote and rarely visited fjord system featuring some of the most spectacular tundra’s in the region offers countless opportunities for exploration. Together with Kong Oskar Fjord, guests will experience vast stretches of tranquil waters, stunning scenery and a myriad of wildlife spotting opportunities.

Continue cruising the coast of Greenland. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing 
and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their 
expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day.

Day 13: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try a wine tasting.

Day 14: Ísafjörður

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Svalbard Archipelago’s rugged glaciers and frozen tundras are a fragile and remote area of vast environmental significance, while Spitsbergen is the largest island. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of the voyage from day to day, making the most of the long daylight hours, weather and ice conditions to give the best experience possible in this extraordinary part of the world. The Scenic Eclipse voyage sails in at a prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be opportunities to spot the dominant predators of the region including the Polar bear. Marine species in the area include the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. Once hunted almost out of existence in a region now transformed into a dedicated conservation area, your encounters with these giants of the sea will be a memory to treasure.

Enjoy daily excursions to get up close to the majestic scenery, tundra landscapes, wildlife, and marine life.

Day 15: Reykjavik | Disembark | Flight to UK

Your cruise ends this morning in the world’s northernmost capital city, Reykjavík. Say farewell to your crew, disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

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Verandah Suite D
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DB
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite DD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 5, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite C
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite CA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite CD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 6, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite B
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite BA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite BD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite A
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite AA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite AD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Spa Suite S
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SA
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SB
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Grand Panorama Suite GP
1,130 sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 6 these opulent suites feature curved terraces and spacious interiors, bedroom suite with a king-sized bed, bathroom with full bath, steam shower and a dual vanity, spacious lounge area, and additional services.
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Panorama Suite P
1,184sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 8 these opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, a king-sized bed, full bath with steam shower and additional features and services.
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Owner's Penthouse Suite OP
2,099sqft. The oversized Owner’s Penthouse Suites are the ultimate indulgence. Located on Deck 9 and elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views onboard, you will never want to leave.

Notes

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • The services of a Cruise Director, Discovery Leader (if applicable) and/or Tour Director as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers on embarkation and disembarkation days
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All standard beverages whilst on board the Scenic Eclipse. This includes champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, specialty teas and coffee and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the suite minibars
  • Spacious Verandah Suites
  • Specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Active discovery experiences – Zodiac cruising, kayaking and snowshoeing
  • Expert-led range of Scenic Freechoice shore excursions 
  • Economy class group flights and air taxes and specified in the itinerary
  • Complimentary expedition parka to keep and polar boot use for the duration of the cruise
  • Port charges, all tipping and gratuities both on board and on shore

Excluded from cruise fare:
  • Any airfare or associated fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodation upgrades
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • All helicopter, submarine and scuba diving experiences are an additional cost
  • Additional optional activities
  • Laundry services or any items of a personal nature
  • Passport fees and/or Visas
  • Vaccinations; medical assistance; medical serviced on board Scenic Eclipse
  • Spa and beauty treatments on board Scenic Eclipse
  • Overnight accommodation not specified in the itinerary

All Freechoice and Discovery excursions can be booked whilst on board with your cruise or tour director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum or maximum number of participants to operate.

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